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Votes for Women!, a Reading & Discussion program at Huguenot Historical Society
February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on February 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
One event on March 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm
One event on March 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm
One event on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm
One event on April 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm
One event on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm
2020 marks the national centennial of the 19th Amendment. The history of the women’s suffrage movement in New York State and the nation spanned seventy years, from the 1848 meeting convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls to the tactics wielded by Alice Paul. It also includes overlooked stories and contributors such as the African-American suffragists. This reading and discussion program includes six texts that provide a window into this chapter of American social progress. These readings, which participants will study over the course of twelve weeks, will act as a springboard into the ongoing discussion of women’s — and by extension, our society’s — past, present, and future.
Participants will meet every two weeks in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street), starting on Wednesday, February 5th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, to discuss the most recently assigned text and engage in meaningful dialogue about women’s rights. Discussions will be led by Dr. Susan Ingalls Lewis, a SUNY New Paltz Professor Emerita of History who taught courses in New York State History, American Women’s History, and American Social and Cultural History, as well as Women’s Studies. Dr. Lewis received her B.A. from Wellesley College with High Honors in Art History and her Ph.D. in American History from Binghamton University. Her publications include The Power of Art, an Art Appreciation textbook co-authored with her husband Richard and now in its third edition (Wadsworth, 2013), and Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York, 1835-1885 (Ohio State University Press, 2009), winner of the Hagley Prize for the best book published in the field of business history. In 2007-2008, she was named Liberal Arts & Sciences (LA & S) Teacher of the Year and in 2011 she won an Excellence in Scholarship Award from LA & S.